DENVER – July 18, 2017 – LenderLive Holdings, Inc., a leading mortgage services provider, announced today the appointments of Rob Clements as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and John Surface as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective immediately. Mr. Clements and Mr. Surface will also join the company’s Board of Directors. LenderLive Founder and CEO Rick Seehausen will move into the role of Vice Chairman and Founder.
Mr. Clements and Mr. Surface come to LenderLive after over two decades at EverBank Financial Corp, a diversified, national banking institution and strong leader in the mortgage market. Both are banking and mortgage industry veterans and have significant experience working with vendors and service providers to the financial services industry. During their tenures at EverBank, they led the transformation of the bank from a monoline mortgage company with less than $200 million in assets into a nationwide, $28 billion, diversified financial services company with deep roots in the mortgage market. They were instrumental in developing highly-successful organic growth and strategic acquisition initiatives, raising over $1.2 billion in growth capital, taking EverBank public in 2012 and selling the company for $2.6 billion to TIAA in a transaction that closed last month. Under their leadership, the company experienced profitability in every quarter and developed a reputation as an innovative, growth business in the financial services industry.
Mr. Clements joined EverBank in 1994 and served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1997. Mr. Clements received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
"After more than two decades leading EverBank, I’m incredibly excited to have this opportunity to use my experience in financial services to lead LenderLive during this next phase of its growth and evolution. LenderLive is well positioned to capitalize on the ever-changing dynamics of the financial services industry, and I am pleased to be working with my long-time colleague and friend, John Surface, to continue to build LenderLive for the future," said Mr. Clements. "Rick Seehausen has created a great company with a strong management team that has successfully grown in size, geography, product scope, and client base. We look forward to working with Rick in his role as Vice Chairman and Founder to ensure a seamless transition and continued success."
Mr. Surface joined EverBank Financial Corp in 1994 and served as Senior Executive Vice President with responsibility for corporate strategy, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and new growth initiatives. Mr. Surface received a B.S. in Business Management, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Surface added, "Over the last few years, LenderLive has diversified and strengthened its product offering, expanded its client base and built a business with considerable expansion possibilities. This is an ideal situation that allows us to bring our experience building and transforming EverBank to another ascending company with significant momentum and growth potential. I look forward to working with Rob and our new colleagues to continue that upward trend."
After leading and growing LenderLive for nearly two decades, Rick Seehausen has been interested in finding strong, reputable leadership to guide the company through the next chapter in its evolution. Mr. Seehausen will remain with the company and work with Mr. Clements, Mr. Surface and the management team to facilitate the transition process.
Mr. Seehausen said, "Over the past 18 years, we have built LenderLive into a leading provider of fulfillment and critical services for the financial services industry. I couldn’t be prouder of all that we have accomplished together, which has put the company in a great position to take the next step in its development. Given our ambitions to grow the company meaningfully, both organically and through acquisitions, it is clear that now is the right time to bring in new leadership expertise to guide the company to the next level. Rob and John are well-respected, talented professionals who I trust will accelerate LenderLive’s upward trajectory and carry out the growth plans that we’ve put in place over the last few years."
As a trusted premier services provider, LenderLive partners with financial companies to transform their day-to-day operations by delivering outsourced services and solutions that improve efficiencies, reduce operational errors, and mitigate compliance risk.
The company’s solutions work together seamlessly or can be tailored to meet client needs. As a proven partner, clients rely on LenderLive daily for thousands of transactions and high-quality experiences for their valued customers. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.lenderlive.com.
Campbell Lewis Communications